Chief of Staff/Talent Strategy Director

Posted on Jun 7 Northbrook, IL 227 views

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

The Talent Management Strategic Director role serves as a primary strategic partner. This role is a core member of the HR Leadership Team, Talent Management and Experience COE leadership team to connect company strategy to the talent strategy and corresponding areas within Talent Management & Experience are aligned and coordinated. This role collaborates with leadership across Talent Acquisition, Inclusive Diversity & Equity, Executive Succession and Development and Enterprise Leadership & Development leadership.  In addition, this role will partner with the SVP of Talent Management and Experience to lead and direct the strategic design, planning, and implementation of programs and processes, providing related industry expertise. They will create a multi-year talent strategy and ensure all areas of this COE is connected and coordinated as well as driving toward the HR and business priorities. This role demonstrates deep knowledge of business priorities, to drive business strategies through a holistic talent management strategy. Connects with other AORs to align on priorities to increase effectiveness within our organization. Provides expert consulting and support across the enterprise for specific initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Formulates and/or contributes to Allstate Talent strategies, anticipating stakeholder needs aligned with business goals and priorities
  • Leverages analytics to support decision making on strategic direction and alignment with business and human capital priorities
  • Sets strategic and operational parameters for collaborative efforts/teams with and across functional boundaries
  • Takes an integrated approach to ensure initiatives align to the Talent and Employee experience leadership team
  • Demonstrates strong business knowledge, leadership, and general management skills
  • Drives results through the development of effective relationships
  • Provides support in removing or overcoming barriers to cooperative efforts with teams across functions
Key Responsibilities Cont'd
  • Presents business cases and influences others to take recommended actions
  • Provides expense recommendations to align with current and future expense plans
  • Gains alignment and support on initiatives from leadership
  • Interprets Allstate’s strategic vision into team priorities and objectives
  • Prioritizes and aligns existing and new initiatives to support changing business tactics
  • Sponsors and/or provides stewardship on initiatives
  • Actively seeks to connect resources across departments to share expertise when appropriate
  • Aligns and enables leadership efforts for continuous improvements
Key Responsibilities Cont'd
  • Leads and supports governance process
  • Develop, lead, implement and execute on strategic initiatives
  • Conduct ongoing analysis, in collaboration with COEs to guide Talent and Employee Experience SVP in strategy development and execution
  • Provide support for the office of the Talent and Employee Experience SVP relating to general administration, communications and other matters
  • Prepare internal/external presentations for senior leadership, coordinating with Corporate Relations as appropriate
  • Represent Talent Management and Employee Experience SVP as needed
  • Manage the business operations of the department (expenses, staffing, etc.)
Key Responsibilities Cont'd
  • Regularly interact with and influence senior leaders across the enterprise
  • Liaison with HR BP on execution of HR processes (succession, performance management, compliance etc.) and talent development strategies
  • Serve as a member of the Talent and Employee experience leadership team
  • Facilitate the ongoing action planning process; monitor and track all action plans and report progress on success metrics
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 12 or more years of related experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None
Functional Skills
  • Strong design thinking skills
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Strong business acumen with talent/people expertise
  • Proven ability to demonstrate and coach others to use agile and digital / UX experiences
  • Deep expertise of the employee lifecycle and HR system
  • Expertise in creative and enterprise-wide problem solving
  • Proven ability to influence up, down, and across
  • Tactfully challenges the status quo and incites constructive debate and conversation- proven digital and innovative approaches to build new ways of working
Functional Skills Cont'd
  • Ability to build trust and credibility and navigate complex, interconnected relationships
  • Prefers complex and ambiguous environments as demonstrated through change agility and bias towards action
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of business software, SAP and HR Platforms preferred
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with wide variety of different leadership styles and be able to adapt quickly
  • Proven ability to understand and utilize data and analytics to make business/talent decisions
  • Demonstrated change agility and systems thinking

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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